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Beginners Reformer

Our Beginners Reformer is a basic level class which targets the whole body. Improve your posture, strengthen your core and shape up with our invigorating, workout for the whole body. .Reformer Pilates is similar yet very different to mat based Pilates. Reformer Pilates is done using the Pilates reformer machine and is generally more intense and more dynamic than mat based Pilates as it adds resistance to the Pilates exercises via the use of the springs which form part of the machine.

Reformer Pilates is superior to mat based Pilates as the repertoire of exercises available is greatly increased providing far more variety. The exercises usually work muscles through a large range of motion which is ideal for building and toning muscles as well increasing stability through the joints. Reformer Pilates works more areas than mat work as work is mostly core whereas reformer works the entire body and more the peripheral muscles of the arms and legs.

Reformer Pilates was originally used to break down the flowing movements of the mat work to strengthen an individual and get them to a level to which they can do the mat work effectively but it has many more athletic and toning benefits than just this.

Reformer Pilates can be used as a sport specific cross training tool. Reformer Pilates works on core stabilisation which is vital to any athlete as well as muscle endurance, lactate tolerance, peripheral joint stability, muscle strength, balance, co-ordination and much more.

Reformer Pilates is great for rehab purposes too as it allows the client to exercise in a horizontal plane of motion and not be vertically loaded and weight bearing through their legs. For example if a client has had knee surgery or a knee injury, this horizontal plane enables you to strengthen the muscles of the leg through a larger range of motion using a lighter resistance than their body weight, speeding up their recovery through controlled movement.



Tracey is a qualified instructor of Pilates and Yoga and offers one to one tuition.

Costs are £25 per hour  or £20 for 45 minutes.

Phone 07854 500171 to book a session

Reformer Introduction

Our 30-minute sessions will introduce you to how to use the Reformer. You will learn how to set it up and methods of  adjusting the pulleys and straps. This will provide you with enough knowledge to confidently start on a few of the basic exercises.